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Old 05-08-11, 09:35 PM
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Not mine, but a friend of mine's 722
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Badass. If my 725 was a 722, it would look like that.
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that bike + tape the bars = sweet.
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love that saddle
black cranks/pedals = win
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Badass. If my 725 was a 722, it would look like that.
Yeah, I'm mad stoked to see your 725, and have yet to viddy it *begins clicking on page numbers*


Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
that bike + tape the bars = sweet.
Yeah, I keep telling him that he should tape his bars, they're plugged, just nothing covering the bar. They are pretty grippy already, but I still imagine that they get cold and uncomfortable. At least some Track Grips, ya know?
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Old 05-08-11, 10:19 PM
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Stealth looks good.
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frame: 2011 725 (55cm)
fork: Leader I806
headset: FSA ZS-3
stem: Thomson Elite X4 (90mm, 0deg, 31.8)
bars: Deda CronoNero Lowrider (42cm) w/ Deda Mistral tape
crankset: SRAM Omnium (170mm) w/ FSA track chainring (47t)
pedals: Wellgo track w/ MKS double clips and Exustar deluxe double straps
seatpost: Thomson Elite
saddle: Turbo 1980 Reissue
front wheel: Aerospoke
real wheel: H+Son Formation Face/Phil track hub/DT Swiss 14/15/14 spokes
cog/lockring: Phil Wood 17t/Phil Wood
chain: KMC K710
tires: cheapo Michelins until my Duranos get here on Monday
Oh dayyyyyammmm! I'd hit that heavy!
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Old 05-11-11, 06:30 PM
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Old 05-11-11, 06:34 PM
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^^^ Great first build, second build, third build...! Those bars are sex.
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Old 05-11-11, 07:49 PM
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I would love this thing ten times more if it had some white straps, and black chainring bolts... looks great tho!
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Old 05-11-11, 08:32 PM
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The White Straps.
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Terrible joke.
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The White Straps.

*budum, Chi*

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Old 05-12-11, 01:46 PM
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Lol, there's a green Leader 722ts with a small ding on the rear stay on ebay right now with 15 minutes left, and the bid is at $281 shipping NOT included. -_-
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Old 05-12-11, 02:19 PM
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Yeah i noticed that too, guess people don't realize coghouse sells them new on their site for $279 lol
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Old 05-12-11, 03:28 PM
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Its not about saving money, its about winning.
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Kinda want one of those 722rs road frames, wish I didn't ignore them back when they were selling scratched ones on ebay
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Kinda want one of those 722rs road frames, wish I didn't ignore them back when they were selling scratched ones on ebay
I am happy with mine, and I got it for a great price. I think they are great bikes, with good geo, and they still pop up on eBay every so often.
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I am happy with mine, and I got it for a great price. I think they are great bikes, with good geo, and they still pop up on eBay every so often.
Yea I remember a lot of them going up about the same time I bought my 721, and they were going for crazy cheap in my size (giant size). Just sat on it b/c I was looking at a new FG frame at the time and not a road frame. Now that my 721 is put together I'm getting the itch to build another bike =/
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I am happy with mine, and I got it for a great price. I think they are great bikes, with good geo, and they still pop up on eBay every so often.
+1

I won a $300+ frame with minimal excess machining marks for around $70... and coincidence would have it that I'm located in SD as well as leader/ coghouse. I went to a typical run to costco and picked it up at coghouse's warehouse which was next door.
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Ok, sizing question. I am in between sizes on the 722, so I went with the 55 instead of 58. After riding, I am wondering if I shoul have gone with the 58. I am 5'10" and 32" inseam.

With the 55, i have a little over 2" standover. Would the 58 have been a little on the big side? Was thinking the extra 1" on the top tube would be nice, but didn't know if the frame would be big overall.

It's weird they they jump from 55 to 58...more sense to do 54, 56 & 58.

anyone else have the same delimma when sizing on these?

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Are you comfortable on the 55? How have you got it set up?

I'm 5'10" with a 32ish inseam as well and my 722 is a 58. I've got long arms though, and typically prefer bigger frames.
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170 cranks and 90 stem with rb-018 bars....post is 5.5" high.

I have average arm length.

I am comfortable on it, but I wasn't sure if it looks like I am riding a frame too small and compensating with seat height, etc. Make sense?
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If you're comfortable on it, don't worry about it. 5.5" of seatpost is pretty normal and it sounds like you did the right thing. Post a pic?

Check the pics of my bike in the PedalRoom link below. I've got my 58 set up with a 90mm stem, 170mm crank and have just about 5" of seatpost. If I were using bullhorns instead of risers though, I'd most likely need to swap my stem for a 70mm.
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